The Gang of Five
Hello, everyone!  The month of June is finally here and unlike last month, we admins actually remembered to update the news item for June.  :bestsharptooth This month we have a new character showcase for Doc, which can be found here.  Please feel welcome to say a few words about the sauropod of few words.

For our resident fanfiction writers, there are also active fanfiction prompts for the months of May and June, in additional to several optional prompts that can be completed if you want to work on something different.  Details can be found here. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!  :RubyCurious

Discuss: Missing Fast-Water Adventure

Noname · 14 · 3408

Noname

  • The Gang of Five
  • *
    • Posts: 13211
    • View Profile
    • http://z6.invisionfree.com/Fantasy_RP_Board/index.php?act=idx
Here's what it said:

Missing Fast-Water Adventure

When an earthshake causes the fast-water to dry up, the dinosaurs decide to try and fix the problem by removing the rocks. On the way, they meet an old friend, Mo.


pokeplayer984

  • Member+
  • Littlefoot
  • *
    • Posts: 6876
    • View Profile
Really?  Well I sure hope it's right!  Out of the guest charcters, he's my fave. :^.^:


NewOrder

  • Member+
  • Ducky
  • *
    • Posts: 1368
    • View Profile
    • No Sense of Reason
Looks like they're bringing everyone back. Mo's one of my favourite characters, eventhough I was a bit sceptical about him before watching lbt 9.
I'm hip, I'm cool. I'm a happening fool


Noname

  • The Gang of Five
  • *
    • Posts: 13211
    • View Profile
    • http://z6.invisionfree.com/Fantasy_RP_Board/index.php?act=idx
It would be very easy to bring Mo back; his voice actor is Rob Paulsen, who plays Spike regularly. He also played more characters than any other Land Before Time voice actor.


pokeplayer984

  • Member+
  • Littlefoot
  • *
    • Posts: 6876
    • View Profile
Special thanks to LBTlover for FINALLY seeing this. :)

This was an okay episode.  It wasn't good, but it wasn't bad either.  It was indeed great seeing Mo again.  I just love that little guy. :^.^:

This one showed how everyone can be useful in their own way to complete a task.  I should've known that the writers would find a way to make use of Chomper's little arms.  Topsy owes Chomper quite an apology. :D

And a big surprise for this one, the songs were actually good.  They weren't of the quality that we usually get with the movies, but they've been some of the best of the TV Series so far.

And I'll be more than happy to contribute them to Action9000 tomorrow on my off day.

Well, that's basically my opinion on it.  I'll see ya later! :^.^:


Sky

  • Ducky
  • *
    • Posts: 1515
    • View Profile
    • http://hakunaro.deviantart.com
Yea. I've watched it now too.
My 2nd fav, besides Hermit of Blackrock.  =)

I was like, "Please, it must be Mo" when Ducky swam in the water.
My heart was beating fast. :blink:  :lol
The songs were not that bad, like some other episodes. I actually liked the second one.  :^.^:


Blitz

  • Petrie
  • *
    • Posts: 719
    • View Profile
I've seen some of the episodes, but this one is my obvious favorite. The first time I saw a strange but very familiar shape swimming towards Ducky in the water, I was like, "Wth is that thing?"  :wow  I knew right away when it squirted water on everyone that it was Mo, since he likes playing funny jokes on his friends half the time.  :lol  :D


pokeplayer984

  • Member+
  • Littlefoot
  • *
    • Posts: 6876
    • View Profile
5 views from my site in one month for this episode.

One of the lowest viewing videos of the month on my YouTube Channel.

And the song "Remembering", which, if I'm not mistaken, is a GOOD song, is the low-point, at least according to my audience.

Could someone tell me when this became one of the worst episodes?  Seriously, this is a GOOD episode, and seeing this, is embarrassing. :(

Thoughts?


The Friendly Sharptooth

  • Ducky
  • *
    • Posts: 1019
    • View Profile
My thoughts on “The Missing Fast Water Adventure” are as follows: It put some nice emphasis on the fact that Chomper is growing up. Sure, it shows enlarged chest muscles since movie V, but this episode really shows how his mindset is progressing. In the fifth movie, when Cera would constantly put him down with her words, Chomper would either dismiss it or start crying. He was somewhat of a pushover when it came to standing up for himself. Sure, he fought that adult for his friends’ sake, but that was a life or death situation. Many children would jump into a mess if it involved one’s life. Defending one’s self, or better, one’s pride, is an entirely different matter. It poses no eminent danger, merely hurts.

In this episode we see that Chomper is maturing, as he would take neither Topsy’s nor Cera’s insults sitting down. He expressed his anger without holding back against Cera, something that is very rare for the others to do. I can’t say for certain that it is Chomper’s courage that has grown or not. Being a Sharptooth, fighting is in his blood, so perhaps he is merely learning to get defensive on instinct. Either way, Chompe’s mental state is maturing in some way, which was a plus of this episode.

It was rather disappointing how the grown-ups just gave up on the fast water. After saving it in movie III, you’d’ve thought that they’d try doing so again. “Well everyone, we saved the water before, but this time, let’s all give up without trying!” “Sounds good to me!” “Me too!” Yes, three cheers for giving up!” “Hip hip hooray!” Seriously…? When the male Rainbow Face told Littlefoot in VII that he had a very sharp mind, he wasn’t kidding. There was an earthshake then the water vanishes. Is a young child in a large group really the only one who can make such a connection?

Okay, to be fair to the grown-ups, I’m sure in their lives of growing up outside the Great Valley, they’ve had to learn to accept change. Fictional examples: They can’t find food- that must be accepted. Their children die- that must be expected. They get injured by Sharpteeth- that must be accepted. Perhaps after living in a way where things can’t be changed, they’ve hardened their hearts to even trying anymore if they donët have ti. In III, they had no choice. Their water supply was depleting and fast. In The Missing Fast Water Adventure, most of the water remained, so they didn’t find the situation dire enough. It would be like us humans going to the market. If we have almost no food left, we’ll get our rears down to the store. If we are missing crackers but still have many other things, we may be like, “Meh, I don’t need to go yet.”

Maybe I’m missing something, but isn’t there a time discrepancy with Mo’s visit? I mean, when the gang went with Mo to the Big Water from the Great Valley, didn’t the trip take over a day? It seems like not much time passed since the earthshake, and boom, there he was in this episode. Unless he’s some gold medalist swimmer, I don’t see how he possibly made it to the valley from the Big Water so quickly. In my opinion, they should have had the earthshake later in the day, nearly before dark. That way, the gang would have had to sleep a night before going. That would have given more ample, logical time to get back.

I found it amusing that Littlefoot’s grandfather gave Mr. Three Horn a look when the children saved the day. I mean, even he said, “Everyone seems to agree with you, Mr. Three Horn.” I assume “everyone” meant his grandfather as well. His grandfather did no better than Cera’s father. He didn’t formulate any argument, just went along with her dad. Followers are just as guilty as the leader. If something is being ignored by a leader, others can step up to take action. I was disappointed in his grandfather. It’s like he reverting in mental strength. In movie III during the fire, when her dad wanted to go the wrong way, his grandfather insisted very strongly to the others that that was not a good idea. In this episode, he just gave in to her father’s despair. Not a very good example for a child, but Littlefoot’s wisdom shined again regardless.

I too liked the songs here. Even better than a few movie one’s actually. Nice rhythm, good flow of words, nice singing, the songs really had things going for them. Perhaps it’s just the years of wear, but in my opinion, Rob Paulsen did a lot better as Mo during movie IX. His voice here just seemed a bit more wavy. Oh well. Overall, I did enjoy the episode. The formula of someone wishing he was bigger only to find that being small has its benefits is very clichÈ, but it played out nicely. It showed some very logical scenes and added a sense of danger in entertaining ways. On a scale of one to ten, I’d give it a seven, I suppose.


Kor

  • The Circle
  • The Gang of Five
  • *
    • Posts: 30087
    • View Profile
Unfortunately that is one of the characteristics of juvenile type fiction is you have to have the adults not be effective for some reason so the kid characters can be the heroes.  There are varied ways some writers do this.  Some more effective then others.

Though it was nice to see Mo again.


Bruton the Iguanodon

  • Guest
I'm glad they finally decided to give Mo a sophmore appearence. Having him jump over KLittlefoot during "Adventuring" in movie 10 and jump out of the water yelling "And Fly!" in 12 during "Flip Flap and Fly" isn't exactly breaking the mold---it practially is the freakin' mold!!

But really, I could have done without any of his later appearences. Mo's debut appearence in "Journey to Big Water" has to be perhaps the most amazing debut appearence of any LBT character and it's unlikely anything will ever live up to it.


LBTLover1

  • Petrie
  • *
    • Posts: 723
    • View Profile
    • http://www.pranksterclan.co.nr
Its an okay episode, better than others I've seen.  At least they have a natural conflict.


Ducky123

  • *feels like Pterano*
  • Member+
  • Littlefoot
  • *
    • Posts: 7446
    • View Profile
I must say this is quite a decent episode. Certainly one I'd watch again :)
Inactive, probably forever.


StardustSoldier

  • Bestest Friends
  • Member+
  • Cera
  • *
    • Posts: 3156
    • View Profile
Well this was a fun episode.


I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this one, considering I was much more "eh" about LBT 9. This is easily one of my favourite episodes so far.

Even though I'm still determining my overall verdict of the TV series, I am digging the idea of bringing back earlier sequel characters for guest roles in certain episodes. That at least is a solid idea. :yes It also helps solidify the continuity.

I don't have much else to say about this one. But there wasn't anything about it that annoyed me either, so I'll count that as a victory. :p

I give the episode a 7/10. (Edit: Bumping it up a little to 7.25/10 :yes)
« Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 03:58:29 AM by StardustSoldier »
See here for all the LBT films and episodes I've reviewed.




"Life finds a way. Just hope for the best."